Waukegan Park District Scholarship

The Waukegan Park District is proud to support the academic endeavors of five local students from the community with a $1,000 scholarship, known as the Waukegan Park District Memorial Endowment Scholarship. Scholarship applications are available and due each spring.

Applicants must be a:

  • resident of the Waukegan Park District.
  • student in the community attending a college, university, or trade school in fall 2022.
  • student pursuing a park and recreation related field including but not limited to parks and recreation, business, accounting, public policy, public relations, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, graphic design, occupational safety, exercise sports science, and trades (construction, HVAC, electrician, building maintenance).

The application will be available here in 2022. For more information, contact Ben at brichards@waukeganparks.org or (847) 360-4729.

2021 Scholarship Recipients*

2021 Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Recipients
Third Class of Scholars

Kathy Colin

Kathy Colin
University of Richmond

Briana Lopez

Briana Lopez
College of Lake County

 Nancy Miranda

Nancy Miranda
University of Pennsylvania

*Not Pictured: Alexis Valdovinos, Case Western Reserve University, and Erica Espinoza, Connecticut College.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

2020 Scholarship Recipients

2020 Scholarship Recipients
Second Class of Scholars

Naya Brown

Nyah Brown
Augustana College

Kathy Colin

Kathy Colin
University of Richmond

Katherine Flesher

Katherine Flesher
Clark University

Eduardo Flores

Eduardo Flores
College of Lake County

Amari Patterson

Amari Patterson
Howard University

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients
Inaugural Class

Adrian Ayala

Adrian Ayala
University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Lupe Bueno

Lupe Bueno
Coe College

Luis Steven Garcia-Gonzalez

Luis Steven Garcia-Gonzalez
College of Lake County

Xitlali Ramirez

Xitlali Ramirez
Duke University

Kelvin Trejo

Kelvin Trejo
Northeastern Illinois University